This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, February 10 2019 3:44 PM UTC +00:00.
Suly was just an idea. It became concret when I went to the Clermont-Ferrand Startup weekend. There I met Adrien and 3 other person we started Suly with. And the end of the week-end we didn’t win but we were convince that this idea has a real potential and could really make a difference in the podcast world.
So since january 2018 we worked on Suly, building the interface, the different interaction etc…
The developpement started in march and we had the first version of the app in our hand in July. It was great and we were full of hope. In september we launched a private beta with 90 Beta-tester.
During this month we progressed a lot. We realized that we forgot some things or that we shouldn’t have done some other. Even though we planned to launch the app on the AppStore on 15th October.
And then the 7th October our developper who started the project with us leaved us. Without any real explanation and by message he told us that that we could keep going without him. But he didn’t just leave us… He stop the beta and take back all the code and other things.
Suly didn’t work anymore and we couldn’t do anything… After that we had to take some difficult decision… We were 5 and now we finish with two, Adrien and me.
After this difficult moment we were focused on one thing : What can we do to rebuild Suly from the ashes ?
We had different ideas that didn’t really work… The main problem we have is that we need a new developper to rebuild Suly. It’s hard to find people with the skills you need and when you do there are expensive, that’s normal.
But we don’t have the found to pay them. So the last chance we have is this kickstarter. It’s our last battle. And we won’t give up. We don’t need millions and if we reach our financial goals the app won’t take a year to be developpe, it will take less than 6 month.
As you can imagine we’ve been through a lot, we learned from our mistakes and we are prepared for what will come next.
Help us make this “next” real.
If the Kickstarter campaign is a success we're planning on launching the app around the second quarter of 2019. Between the end of the campaign we send the differents reward to the contributor.
We thank all our beta testers for allowing us to improve Suly.
We have three funding goals each one corresponds to a different level of developpement to make the best app possible available to as many people as possible.
This feature have a lot of complex things inside so we need a lot more money to develop it. If we reach our first goal be assure that we won’t give the “community features” it will just take more time.
After several months of iterations and many customer feedback sessions we now have a clear idea of the things we need to do in priority.
Risks and challenges
The main challenge will depend on the funding we will receive. If we just reach the first funding goal our focus will be on the iOS app and then on the Android version of Suly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter